A new Starbucks coffee shop with drive-through service is now planned for a vacant site next to Safeway's recently opened Lifestyle supermarket along with a gas station where construction is already under way after being approved by the Pleasanton Planning Commission.
When the new Starbucks is completed, Starbucks will close its existing coffee house in the shopping center across Bernal.
Grading has already started on both facilities even though the City Council won't give its final approval for the gas station at its meeting tonight. The Starbucks proposal has yet to go to the Planning Commission.
The three-bay, nine-pump self-service discount gasoline station will be built in front of the main entrance to Wells Fargo Bank with Starbucks planned for the remainder of the site between the gas station and the northbound I-680 off-ramp.
Although the Planning Commission approved the gasoline station plan 5-0, it also stipulated as an operating condition that Safeway agree to have at least two attendants on duty at all times.
The station will have the same hours as the supermarket 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A small operations building will house the station cashier and sell small items, such as candy, but will not be a mini-mart, Safeway officials said.
Three sets of three fueling pumps will line each of three bays, with dual hoses to accommodate 18 vehicles at a time. The pumps will offer low and high octane gasoline and diesel fuel.
Two underground fuel storage tanks will each hold 30,000 gallons of fuel, with one for low-octane gasoline and the second divided into three compartments to hold mid- and high-octane gasoline and diesel fuel. Suppliers will make an estimated three deliveries a day over a 24-hour period seven days a week.
Construction is expected to start once the Starbucks plan receives final approvals.
A new CVS store is also planned at the southern boundary of the Safeway Gateway Center site.